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Westmoreland

No one hurt when car crashes into Hempfield house

| Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 5:30 a.m.

A Hempfield resident narrowly avoided injury when a vehicle crashed off Wendel Road into his house Tuesday night, authorities reported.

Westmoreland County 911 supervisors said the crash occurred at about 11:50 p.m. No one was hurt. Tribune-Review news partner WPXI-TV reported that a vehicle ran off Wendel Road, hit a retaining wall, then struck a corner of the house.

Resident Rick Nicholson told WPXI he had just left the room when he heard the crash and was nearly struck by flying debris.

“I was lucky. I walked out of the kitchen. When it hit the wall a pile of dust came flying,” Nicholson said. “A board flew by. It was pretty close to hitting me.”

Matthew Santoni is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724 836 6660, msantoni@tribweb.com or on Twitter @msantoni.

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